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Top Choice Art in Zanzibar Town

Cultural Arts Centre Zanzibar

Organised by the dedicated Hamad and other local artists, with an emphasis on quality and distinctiveness, this arts centre and shop provide a refreshing change from the wooden animals and tinga-tinga art found else…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Arusha


What started as a small enterprise making beaded necklaces has branched into furniture, paper, clothing and many other products, mostly using recycled materials and made by workers with disabilities. The products ar…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam

Wonder Workshop

At this excellent workshop, artists with disabilities create world-class jewellery, sculptures, candles, stationery and other crafts from old glass, metal, car parts and other recycled materials. There’s a small sho…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Iringa


The craft store at the Boma museum has a terrific selection of gifts and crafts, with a specialism in quality handwoven fabrics. This is the place to buy special scarves and wraps; it also sells kids' clothes and so…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Arusha


Quality handicrafts and classy homewares, children's toys and national-park maps – Schwari has picked the best of local crafts to create a fine collection. Combine your visit with lunch at Blue Heron.
Food in Northern Tanzania

Maasai Honey

This wonderful community-run concern has taken the local tradition of bee-keeping and transformed it into an income-generating project. It's been so successful that you may have seen its honey on your breakfast tabl…
Arts & Crafts in Dar es Salaam

Tingatinga Centre

This excellent centre is at the spot where Edward Saidi Tingatinga originally marketed his designs, and it’s still one of the best places to buy Tingatinga paintings and to watch the artists at work.
Arts & Crafts in Zanzibar Town

Moto & Dada Shop

This shop sells products from Moto, a Zanzibar-wide handicraft cooperative that supports the island's rural economy by selling bags, sun hats, baskets, mats and other goods woven from ukili (palm leaves), and from D…
Fashion & Accessories in Michamvi Peninsula


Jenga is a social enterprise offering Zanzibari entrepreneurs a platform (both online and in-store) from which to sell handmade products. And what products they are: bags and clutches in colourful graphic fabrics, l…
Clothing in Zanzibar Town

Upendo Means Love

This multifaith community project builds bridges between Zanzibar's minority Christians and the largely Muslim population through its sewing school and fashionable boutique. The result: stylish ladies' and children'…